Climate council: heatwaves are getting hotter and more frequent

Will Steffen, Lesley Hughes, Sarah Perkins

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Abstract

Heatwaves are one of the most important climate-related risks for Australians. Sometimes called the "silent killers, they cause the greatest number of deaths of any natural disaster type in Australia, and have significant impacts on infrastructure, agriculture and biodiversity. As the climate continues to warm, heatwaves are becoming hotter, longer and more frequent.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)38-39
Number of pages2
JournalAustralian medicine
Volume26
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Keywords

  • Heat waves (Meteorology)
  • Greenhouse gases--Environmental aspects
  • Australia

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